You may be eligible for a rebate when you replace your old "clunker" appliances with new energy-efficient models.
The Department of Energy has distributed $300 million in Recovery Act funds among all states and U.S. territories for this rebate program. Each state and territory administers their own program, selecting a particular group of ENERGY STAR products that qualify for the rebate and eligibility criteria for participation. The rebate programs will continue until each state/territory runs out of funds – Iowa, Kansas, and Minnesota have already closed their programs.
for details and links to each state program.